The researchers concluded that by solving complex mathematical problems, the brain is able to "help" the body in the fight against excess weight.
American researchers are convinced that in order to lose weight, it is not necessary to exercise. For this, supposedly, it is enough to "wiggle their brains", since, for example, professional chess players during tournaments burn up to six thousand calories and lose several kilograms of weight.
In addition, solving complex math problems requires up to 40% more energy than usual.
According to French researchers, such processes in the body are explained by stress: during the game, the players' heart rate and respiration increase, which, in turn, can affect metabolism.
In addition, RIA Novosti clarifies, the adult brain consumes up to 20% of the energy produced by the body. Moreover, in children or adolescents, this indicator sometimes reaches 60%: the more intense the mental activity, the more nutrition the brain needs.